Topeka The disciplinary hearing for former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline has ended, for now.
After eight days of testimony, the first phase of the hearing ended Wednesday. The hearing before the Board of Discipline for Attorneys will continue for four more days on July 19.
The board is investigating a complaint that Kline misled state officials and mishandled patients' medical records while investigating abortion clinics when he was attorney general and Johnson County district attorney.
Kline was on the stand for more than 20 hours during the hearing. He contended that he followed the law during his investigations.
If the board finds Kline violated ethics rules, it will recommend discipline to the Kansas Supreme Court. Punishment could range from censure to disbarment.